prairie trillium

Whence the Wild Weather

Editor's Note: When this was written 10 days ago, the weather was fine and everyone was convinced that Spring had arrived early....... What is one...

It Seems Like Spring Has Sprung Already

I had over an inch of snow on the ground Saturday morning. About noon Sunday, I walked to the garden to check on my...
coyotes

Coyotes: Indiana’s Largest Carnivore Is Doing Well

For those of us who live in rural areas, we become privy to the diverse sounds of nature. But one sound that always catches...
armadillo

Armadillo: Indiana’s Opossum on the Half-Shell

Once again, we have a report of a (dead) armadillo in southern Indiana. On January 2, 2017 the Indiana Department of Natural Resources District 8...
whooping crane

Whooping Crane Shot near Goose Pond FWA

For the fifth time in recent years, a highly-endangered whooping crane has been shot to death in Indiana. The dead crane was discovered following the...
Whooping Crane

Bryce the Whooping Crane Takes a Road Trip

In my lifetime Whooping Cranes were the most endangered species of bird in North America. At one point only 21 whoopers were alive in...
eagle

Saving A Bald Eagle

Everyone loves a success story. Last September a mature bald eagle was found injured along Highway 26, in far eastern Howard County. After learning...
cats

House Cats: the Most Damaging “Alien Animal Species”

I hesitate to report on this subject with any frequency due to the extreme polarization of modern society. It’s worse than Democrats vs. Republicans....
TIP

The Looting Of Indiana’s Hunting Heritage

When we watch the looting and destruction during recent rioting, we wonder why anyone would want to destroy their neighborhood and the future of...
pileated woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker Up Close and Personal

Sometimes when spending the day hunting, we take in interesting sites up close and personal, not necessarily provided by the game we seek. That’s...

Podcast Episode #6- New ATV Helmet Law (and a shark in...

Capt. Bill Browne of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources discusses the new ATV helmet law that takes effective July 1, 2017.  The purpose...

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